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People sometimes grumble about the dreaded “icebreaker,” but humans are like cars: we perform better when we’re warmed up. This meeting starter is great because (1) it lets people self-define, (2) it gives people a “personality” outside the typical work environment, (3) it gives participants quick snapshots of multiple players (since they see many cards as they’re being passed around), and (4) it creates memorable visuals that give people conversation pieces as the meeting progresses.

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21 Components of Effective Feedback Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

21 Components of Effective Feedback Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The 21 Components of Effective Feedback Infographic will help managers develop a comprehensive understanding of what constitutes effective feedback.
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10 Self-Reflective Questions Teachers Can Debrief With Every Day

10 Self-Reflective Questions Teachers Can Debrief With Every Day | Serious Play | Scoop.it
How can you be better tomorrow than you were today as a teacher? Try working with these 10 self-reflective questions to make change happen.
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How to Write Your Best Story Ever With One Epic Exercise

How to Write Your Best Story Ever With One Epic Exercise | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn this simple, long-forgotten writing exercise that will completely transform your stories.
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The Online Learning List — About Springest & Blog

The Online Learning List — About Springest & Blog | Serious Play | Scoop.it
If you’re on a quest for information where do you tend to start? Google right? But what if you want to learn something new, but still not too sure what? And how do you find those clever and useful study tools, if you don’t know that they exist? To make things a little bit easier …
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A Powerful Way to End the School Year

A Powerful Way to End the School Year | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Year mapping allows students to see what they’ve learned in your class, and it’s a great resource for your incoming class.
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Are You Missing Out? — The Transformational Magic of Storytelling

Are You Missing Out? — The Transformational Magic of Storytelling | Serious Play | Scoop.it
You already know storytelling is essential to moving audiences. But did you realize it can transform your speaking abilities in this way?
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Patterns of Organization | Ereading Worksheets

Patterns of Organization | Ereading Worksheets | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Patterns of Organization: chronological, compare and contrast, cause and effect, sequence, order of importance, problem and solution, and spatial text
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How to create your self-published e-book | British Council

How to create your self-published e-book | British Council | Serious Play | Scoop.it
In his third article in a series on self-publishing, author and digital publishing specialist Nik Peachey talks us through software, image choice, and formatting.

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My most recent article in the series for British Council Voices.

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The Difference a Game Makes in Student Engagement [Video]

The Difference a Game Makes in Student Engagement [Video] | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Greg Toppo and Kurt Squire show how to leverage the motivation and excitement that accompanies game-play in order to provide fun and effective instruction.
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Teaching Habits that Promote Productive Struggle in Math

Productive struggle is the kind of effortful learning that develops grit and creative problem solving. It results in students understanding content at
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A Beginner’s Guide on How to Make Mind Maps for Studying Better

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Mind Map is an information diagram which is used an a great learning tool. Get help on how to draw the most useful mind map to study faster and learn better.
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8 Free Resources to Soundtrack Your Video Without Getting Sued

8 Free Resources to Soundtrack Your Video Without Getting Sued | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn about audio copyright and where you can find creative commons music for video.
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12 Ideas for More Interactive Presentations

If you think about it, providing an engaging presentation is a win-win situation. Not only will your audience less likely doze off, tinker with their phones or…
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Gamification and Instructional Design

Gamification and Instructional Design | Serious Play | Scoop.it
When I sit down and think about designing a new class, Gamification comes to mind. It really is a combination of lots of learning theories delivered a little differently. This is where my min
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Instagram for Teachers

Instagram for Teachers | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Instagram can be a powerful learning and communication tool for educators, so I've written a guide for teachers.

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Think Outside the Slide : 12 Simple tips | Visual.ly

Think Outside the Slide : 12 Simple tips | Visual.ly | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: so many of us attended meetings, conferences or events where the speaker(s) came with slides full of text and ignoring all the basics
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72 Places to promote your Kindle book when it's free

72 Places to promote your Kindle book when it's free | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Is your book free on Amazon Kindle and you want to know places to promote your free Kindle Book? Click through to read more
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Creative Rituals: 20 Ways To Make Every Day More Interesting

Creative Rituals: 20 Ways To Make Every Day More Interesting | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A daily creative ritual is practice that pays enormous dividends.
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10+ Creative Examples of Explainer Videos in E-Learning #170

10+ Creative Examples of  Explainer Videos in E-Learning #170 | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This week’s challenge asked course designers to trade in their mouse and keyboard for analog tools like markers, scissors, and paper to create hand-drawn explainer videos.
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How to Practice Paying Attention to Detail | Skills Converged

How to Practice Paying Attention to Detail | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
One of the biggest and perhaps saddest trends in our era is that attention spans are shrinking. It is primarily fuelled by the explosion of onlin
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The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking

The Big List of Board Games that Inspire Mathematical Thinking | Serious Play | Scoop.it
These board games incorporate math in unique and fun ways!
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The Teacher's Guide to a Math Game Design Unit [Recorded Webinar]

The Teacher's Guide to a Math Game Design Unit [Recorded Webinar] | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know to implement a game design unit in your classroom.
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6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz] | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A review of the different schemes for categorizing types of presenters, with a description of each and a short quiz to find out which one best fits you.
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5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students

5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers five classroom end-of-the-year activities for engaging your graduating students.
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10 Powerful Tips for an Effective Brainstorming

If I were to ask you what brainstorming is, how would you describe it? Perhaps it’s better to see what it is NOT first by looking at common myths about it: Myt…
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Phil Joncour's curator insight, May 29, 12:35 AM
These slide gives me a greater insight into effective brainstorming. Brainstorming is a great way of creating more collaborative tasks as everyone can have an input. As mentioned in the slide there are no right or wrong answers, it's all about the possibilities.
Jack MacDonald's curator insight, May 31, 2:48 AM
Great use of brain storming. Always good to to build on creative problem solving.